Fabrizio Cassol (saxophone) | Michel Hatzigeorgiou (el. bass) | Stéphane Galland (drums)
Since their debut in 1992, it has been hard to imagine the Belgian and European jazz scene without the innovative Aka Moon. Their refreshing approach to jazz gives the trio a highly distinctive sound. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmies in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-American and European traditions.
The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is down to the fact that they, independent of any particular trends, combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like mad DJ’s. They slide from one phrase into another, opening up new harmonic and rhythmic paths. As a trio or in larger formations they cross over in a kaleidoscopic and elusive way creating a whirlwind of unclassifiable, transcending and cosmic music. They released dozens of albums (studio & live), played in more than 30 countries & worked together with the most virtuoso musicians, choreographers and artists from all over the world.
In January 2023, the band released their 24th record 'Quality of Joy', inviting 14 international guests musicians.
February 2023 brings another highlight: the first ever collaboration with another pivotal Belgian jazz group: the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, who is as well celebrating their 30 years. All info here.